Human kind has designed shoes that date back to 8,000 BC having a very long history behind them. Over the millenniums all kinds of styles and materials were used for shoes in different people and cultures. Some were quite successful while others distinguished for originality and unusual appearance. However, these shoes are an integral part of the modern wardrobe and will never cease to be beloved from most people mainly women. Unusual, quirky, simple, modern, retro, whatever you choose have a story to tell. The list below shows the odd stylish shoes from the beginning of modern history.

Lotus shoes, China (worn from the 10th century until 2009)

Lotus

Lotus

Ballet boots (worn from 1980 until today)

Ballet boots

Ballet boots

Padukas shoes, India (from 1700)

Padukas

Padukas

kabkabs shoes, Lebanon (14th-17th century)

kabkabs

kabkabs

Okobo, Japan (from the 18th century until today)

Okobo

Okobo

By Nicole P.

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